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October 2004

High Points: Woodall Mountain, Mississippi

America's bloodiest high point

Elevation: 806 feet

Summit

On September 19, 1862, Union troops perched on what was then called Yow Hill showered Confederate soldiers with artillery until the rebels drove them to retreat. More than a quarter of the 7,000 troops who clashed at the Battle of Iuka were killed or wounded. Today, you can drive up a steep gravel road to the quiet, unmarked summit known as “America’s bloodiest high point.”

Contact: Tishomingo State Park, (662) 438-6914

USGS Topo: Iuka

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